Ballet students are trained through the British Association of Teachers of Dancing (BATD), which progresses through a series of graded levels. Each level focuses on a specific set of techniques appropriate to the developing dancer. Emphasis is placed on proper posture and alignment, strength, musicality, grace and ease of movement. Ballet classes are mandatory for competitive dancers. Dancers will prepare a routine for Rhythm Dance Center’s year end recital.
Students progress through the graded levels through an examination progress. The examination process is mandatory for competitive dancers. Exams are a positive learning experience that allows dancers to gain further feedback on their dance technique. It is common for levels to take more than one year in order to master all of the required elements. Students who successfully complete their examinations will receive a certificate of achievement and a feedback record.